PV Desk : The ongoing Rohingya issue is aggravating the challenge faced by Bangladesh to tackle the imminent threat of climate change, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

Addressing world leaders at the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, in Madrid on Monday, Hasina urged the international community to step up efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis.

Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas. As many as 750,000 members of the Muslim minority group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state fled ‘ethnic cleansing’ in their homeland in August 2017.

The South Asian nation has repeatedly called on the international community to put pressure on neighbouring Myanmar to take back its citizens.